In this instance you get what you pay for. It might also be new versions of virus definitions. Other company names and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of each company. I simply do not want to have to jump through hoops in the way that I am having to. I have installed clamav and clamtk through software manager.
You can visit to check all the services available. So far I can see no operational advantages over Windows since to achieve the same end in Linux as opposed to Windows is a route march. You won't get that from two questions on a forum. This fact only bothers anti-Microsoft fanatics. When I turned off the computers and rebooted. Getting help in the Unix section is like going to the dentist, only masochistic people Arthur Denton look forward to it.
On Monday, the March 11th, I changed my updating of the signatures from manual to automatic updates and that finally allowed the latest signatures to be downloaded with no issues. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. To receive the update, you need to start the download and installation process manually. Th original problem came back and now they both lockup when trying to update the virus signature level. The new version will probably make its way into the repositories in the future and then Update Manager will see it and offer to upgrade the program.
I went to the 'Source Forge' website and tried to download the deb version - but it wanted to know were to download it. First, open the terminal and su to root. Trying to update the signatures only repeats the above process. Hi wilbertnl thanks for your reply. Once installed you will be able to update the virus definitions using the freshclam command and initiate scans using the clamscan command.
Solution:5 in China, the great firewall blocks, so can use only the download files. Actually they make it rather easy if you work with the system instead of against it. Remember I am a novice and need handholding. After that, you will be allowed to install, activate, and renew the subscription anytime. From then on every time Update Manager ran it would want to install an older version of Firefox and some Ubuntu specific Firefox tweaks. I have only been on Ubuntu a few weeks.
Updates to the application provide bug fixes and general improvements. Terry, No matter which Linux distro you choose, you will always discover advantages and disadvantages. Final Note: typing the phrase clamav --help gives some hints. Not a big deal: you can wait for it to be available. In case of any issue with the Avast, you can also access the Support using the Avast Account. On both computers I removed Clamtk entirely, then downloaded a fresh version 5.
How do I install it over the current version? No actions are required from you. This problem showed up on March 5th and has not worked since. Final Note: typing the phrase clamav --help gives some hints. Because ClamTk is supported by most distributions, updates come with the rest of your system's updates. You can use numbers between 1 and 50. Hi dave-theunsub Great program — thanks a lot for your effort. This is the freshclam program, which is responsible for downloading the virus definitions.
Tk is still out to datewhat do I do? Thanks Terry Hi Ocky Thanks for your reply 1 Tried the help menu in Clamtk a it updated the virus definitions b it told me what I already know. Once ClamAv is installed you can set up a script for right click virus scanning in Nautilus. But I would rather have someone else do the testing first. Solution:2 Run sudo apt-get install clamav. Yes, the programmers would like you to use the newest version. It is clear to me that there are some who have forgotten what it is like to really want help because of total lack of knowledge. To update the virus database, open a terminal and enter the following command: sudo freshclam To automate this update you can set up a cron job.
Are there any Linux 'Anti-Virus' available that update themselves? I need explicit instructions on how to download in Ubuntu. From here, click on Settings, and check all of the boxes except the last one. I think I said elsewhere that Linux has a beautiful front end masking an enormous dependency on what amounts to command line interface relative to Windows. Avast virus database where all the details related to the new and old viruses are stored is called Avast Virus Definitions. Why this doesn't require root permission, I have no idea.
Once the computer locks up, the only way out of it is to shut down the computer and re-boot. It seems that has clamtk 4. I could not find any place to enter that code on the website. I take a peek at what Update Manager offers and let it install the updates. Terry, I have learned most from making mistakes and errors and fixing them myself, more than from my successes.